SFW Online

Getting the Most from Your Sony Alpha a7 Series Camera

with David Snyder

July 20 - 30, 2021

Tuesdays and Fridays; 9:30-11:30 am (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $450.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

For over 11 years, Sony has been the pioneer and innovator in the mirrorless digital imaging world. Sony saw the future of imaging in mirrorless technology in 2010 with the invention of E-Mount—revolutionizing and energizing the industry.

In 2013 Sony created the first full-frame mirrorless camera using that same, incredibly versatile, E-Mount. Since then, Sony has been innovating at such a rapid rate, they have become the #1 full-frame camera system worldwide.

The Alpha a7 camera system is complex and powerful, and Sony Pro Support Representative David Snyder shows you how to get the absolute most out of your camera. Over four online workshop sessions in July, David helps you fully understand the system and the best techniques to utilize with your camera for all types of photography.

David guides you through all the Sony menus and custom configurations possible within the camera. Far beyond what the instruction manual can provide, he helps you customize the camera for your creative expression. Topics include an overview of still and video techniques and customization; understanding the myriad controls for exposure and focusing; how to be prepared for any situation with your camera; choosing the right lens for every scenario; the best mobile workflow with Sony’s Imaging Edge; and post processing techniques—to name a few of the subjects covered by David over this two-week workshop.

Have you recently purchased an Alpha camera or owned for awhile? Consider joining the Sony family by taking this workshop with David to expand your technical skillset. It offers a unique opportunity to explore Sony’s Alpha mirrorless technology with someone who knows the camera system as well as anyone and can teach you how to maximize your use of it.

Many thanks to workshop sponsor

Additional Information

All are welcome
What You Should Know:

This program is designed and intended for current owners of a Sony Alpha 7a series camera or those interested in learning more about this mirrorless camera system. A working knowledge of basic camera operations is required.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 9:30-11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays and Fridays starting July 20 and ending July 30 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.


View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Foundation, Technical, The Camera Series
David Snyder

David Snyder has over 20 years of experience in the photography industry, and currently works as a representative for Sony PRO Support in the Mid-Atlantic. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, David works with many photo agency and newspaper staff photographers that cover politics in Washington. Before joining Sony, David spent time working at both The Washington Post and Reuters Photo as a photographer, photo desk technician and an editor covering a wide range of stories, David also has worked assisting for several pro sports photographers before joining Sony.

When catching free time, David enjoys photographing his travels, landscapes, wildlife, astrophotography, and his family.

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